February 9, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Major work stoppages in 2011

Annual workdays idle from major work stoppages and annual number of major work stoppages, 2004–2011
Year Workdays Idle Number of work stoppages


3,344,000 17


1,736,000 22


2,688,000 20


1,265,000 21


1,954,000 15


124,000 5


302,000 11


1,020,000 19

These data are featured in the TED article, Major work stoppages in 2011.




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